POLICE were forced to break up a party involving 70 people at a house in Bournemouth.

Angry neighbours called officers because of the noise coming from the mass gathering and fears over breaches of coronavirus rules.

Residents told how they were kept awake by loud music and rows coming from the house in Cardigan Road, Winton.

One resident, who asked not to be named, told how disruptive the large party was for his two young children, partner and mother-in-law.

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He said: “There was a massive racket outside. There were about 20 students pushing, shoving, shouting and screaming, not distancing from each other. In the end they wouldn’t move so I called the police.”

He added that after calling the police one party-goer “kicked off”.

He said: “The man became very aggressive towards me as I was on the phone to the police. He came right up to my face, took his jacket, t-shirt and belt off. I was quite shocked. We know that there are students living here, especially up the top half of the road, but I’ve lived here six years and never heard anything like this.”

Tracey Neeson who also lives on Cardigan Road, is planning on moving house due to large parties frequently taking place on the road.

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She said: “I came back home at 2am and the street was packed and there was no social distancing. It’s an ongoing problem around here, it’s really awful. If you’re going to party, please tell us. That’s all we ask for in this street, but they don’t listen. There seems to be more and more student lets here which is why we’re moving.”

Another resident, who also asked not to be named, added: “A couple who live in the next road came round in the early hours and one of the girls from the party actually coughed in the lady’s face.”

She added: “The music was horrendous, people could hear the noise right by St Luke’s Church, it was really that loud. They think that because they’re young, coronavirus won’t affect them.

“I actually felt like getting my speakers out at 7am this morning and putting them right up to the window of the house and playing AC/DC.”

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “We received a call at 11.42pm regarding a large party on Cardigan Road that spilled out onto the streets. We were there to disperse people and there were no sub-incidents caused from this. We continued moving people at 12.30am and there were approximately 70 persons at the scene.”